Your Union Membership Comes with Real Value

Get the most from your UFCW membership! In addition to your contract, we’ve also negotiated benefits for you like cheaper movie tickets & low-cost cell phone plans. Visit UFCW.org/value.
You work hard – so we want to make sure you get the most out of your UFCW membership. To learn more about extra value on vacations and rental cars visit UFCW.org/value.
You’ve already earned it! On top of the great benefits negotiated in your contract, UFCW members can also save on tickets to movies & theme parks. Go to UFCW.org/value.

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Bargaining Agreement Reached in Montgomery County

We are happy to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with Montgomery County.
Highlights of the two year agreement include:

A general wage adjustment
Service increments for employees not at top of grade
Wage scale enhancements
Increases in tool and shoe allowances
Use of recreation facilities and aquatic centers free of charge
Increases in tuition assistance

…and more
Specifics of the current deal will be mailed to members’ homes in the coming days. Dates for ratification meetings will be included in the mailed packets and will be sent via email.
We would like to thank bargaining team members and alternates who worked hard and stood united throughout these particularly tough negotiations to get the best agreement possible: Beverley Bierman, Bob Lehman, Brenda Hartwig, Carlos Taylor, Cassandra Harper, Conor Toole, Erik Perry, Gilberto Zelaya, James Rowe, Jeffrey Noel- Nosbaum, John Smoak, Jose Rivera, Linda Foley, Mark Thorn, Mike Trigiani, Nancy Austin, Navette Blades, Nick Knowleton, Patricia Mitchell, and Thomas Soileau.

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Bill in State Legislature asks for Audit in Park and Planning

There’s exciting news for our Park & Planning members: Delegate Ben Kramer has introduced a bill that would establish an Inspector General to oversee and do an audit of the commission. All the games the Commission has played with money, any waste in the budget, would finally be exposed by an independent audit. If it passes, this bill will help us ensure that Park & Planning’s budget decisions are transparent and that they are held accountable. It will give us a better negotiating environment.
We’ll keep you posted on any new developments. We will be lobbying in Annapolis on this bill.
Contact members of the Bi-County Committee and let them know you want them to support this bill! The bill name is HB 321
The Union will be testifying in favor of this bill at the Montgomery County House delegation hearing tomorrow. We will keep you posted.

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